Compassionate Care and Clinical Excellence | Cook Children’s Medical Center Prosper

Providing Peace of Mind and Support for Pediatric Patients and Their Families
Cook Children’s Medical Center Prosper Kanika Bowen-Jallow, MD
By Melissa
Photos by Kenny Richard

Keeping your child healthy is paramount
for their growth and development. But when they’re sick, nothing is more
important than seeking quality care from excellent physicians who excel in
their specialized fields. Cook Children’s Medical Center Prosper has all the
services you and your child need under one roof, delivered by highly trained
physicians with caring, compassionate hearts.

Cook Children’s Medical Center Prosper Kanika Bowen-Jallow,

Meet Dr.
Kanika Bowen-Jallow

Kanika Bowen
– Jallow, MD,
is a surgeon and
director of pediatric
surgery at Cook Children’s Medical Center Prosper. She is board certified in
surgery and pediatric surgery and has been in clinical practice for nine
years. She aims to provide state-of-the-art surgical care for children in
Prosper and surrounding counties. A testament to her contributions, hard
work, and perseverance, she was recently recognized by the American Pediatric
Surgical Association (APSA) as the ninth black female pediatric surgeon in
the U.S.

She received
a scholarship to Texas A&M University, graduating with a degree in
biomedical science. She went on to earn her medical degree from the
University of Texas Medical Branch. She spent nine additional years training
to become a pediatric surgeon – five years in general surgery residency, two
years in research fellowship, and two years of clinical pediatric surgical

Excellence, Safety, Convenience

Children’s brings clinical excellence and a healthy workforce culture to the
Prosper area,” she said. “From the time you walk in the door, everything is
carefully constructed with well-rounded specialty care in almost every
medical discipline. You can literally walk across the hall to another
specialist if needed.” This feature offers not only convenience, but safety.
If a child requires surgery from two different surgical specialists, the two
surgeons at Cook Children’s will coordinate to reduce the child’s exposure to
anesthesia. At Cook Children’s Prosper, everything is conveniently located
under one roof. They even have a pediatrician on staff who specializes in
sleep studies. A facility dedicated to this discipline is located inside the
Prosper location’s building.

skilled in various clinical specialties, Dr. Bowen-Jallow performs
laparoscopic cases with high degrees of difficulty in pediatric surgery.
These include non-cardiac thoracic, gastrointestinal surgery, hepatobiliary,
ano-rectal, head and neck, oncology, advanced minimally invasive surgery,
congenital anomalies, and traumatic injuries.

Because of
the lifelong impacts of adolescent obesity, she’s also actively involved in
clinical research and strongly adheres to evidence-based clinical guidelines.
“My vast clinical and obesity-related research focuses on adolescent
behavioral therapy, technology and weight loss surgery,” she said. Her
overall research has resulted in authoring 39 manuscripts, four book
chapters, 38 published abstracts and more than 26 presentations at national
and international meetings.

Cook Children’s Medical Center Prosper Kanika Bowen-Jallow,

Married for
17 years, she and her husband have two children. “My family is firmly
ingrained in the culture and community of Prosper,” Dr. Bowen-Jallow said.
Both of their children attend Prosper ISD schools and Dr. Bowen-Jallow also
mentors Prosper high-school students. As a mother, she understands the trust
and faith her patients’ families place in her and adheres to the golden rule
by treating each family as if they were her own. She considers it her duty to
educate her patients’ families on their child’s disease processes and to
provide excellent long-term continuity of care.

We’re Your

pediatric medical center was strategically placed in Prosper to be part of
the community. “We use Cook Children’s Prosper doctors for our own children
and have even used the ER facilities when our daughter was ill,” Dr.
Bowen-Jallow said. Most all of the healthcare team lives in the immediate
area. As members of the Prosper community, they already have a common bond
with young patients and their families when they arrive. A kind, neighborly
welcome helps to ease tension and apprehension, facilitating a smooth pathway
for their medical experience.

Healthcare Designed Especially for Kids

For years,
Cook Children’s has been committed to improving the well-being of every child
under their care. Their goal and top priority is to provide the
highest-quality patient care in the safest possible environment with the best
possible outcomes. Because patients and their families are always at the
forefront of everything they do, Cook Children’s focuses on five key
perspectives from the patient’s point of view: keep me from harm, heal me,
treat me with respect, find the right care for me at the right time and
place, and keep my community healthy.

for Top Pediatric Programs

Children’s Health Care System has once again been recognized as one of the
best children’s hospitals in the nation, earning rankings in U.S. News
& World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list for 2023-2024 as top
programs in six specialties.

Educational Resources for Parents

important for families to feel confident when leaving their visit at Cook
Children’s. Parents are provided with written information, clearly and
specifically addressing their child’s health concerns. Providing take-home
educational resources at each visit across the system enhances the medical
experience from primary, specialty, and urgent care to the medical center.
Whether a child receives a complex diagnosis, a new treatment, or a routine
checkup with their pediatrician, these resources empower parents and ensure
continuity of care at home.


Children’s Prosper will be adding a Trauma Program as well as an Adolescent
Bariatric Program, tailored for kids 13 years and older suffering from
obesity. Dr. Bowen-Jallow looks forward to this addition, as she was
previously the director of UT Medical Center Galveston’s Adolescent Bariatric

To learn how
Dr. Bowen-Jallow and Cook Children’s Medical Center Prosper physicians can
help your child, please visit their website.

Dr. Bowen-Jallow’s Pediatric
Surgical Services Include:

  • Chest wall
  • Congenital malformations of
    abdomen and chest
  • Head and neck
  • Abdominal/gastrointestinal
  • Thoracic
  • Tumors and
  • Vascular
  • Advanced laparoscopy and


  • Cardiology
  • Ear, Nose and
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology and
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric
  • Plastic
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sports
  • Urology
  • Wound Care

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